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Wide Choice of Standard Groupware Applications
The groupware solutions available online include, amongst other things, group scheduling, e-mail facilities, document management, news services, project support, central storage facilities, virtual team rooms, and chat features. In addition, Centraldesk provides groupware solutions to support and facilitate processes such as sales, marketing, human resource management, project management, procurement, e-learning, knowledge management and a large number of sector-specific applications. Companies can make their own selection from the available applications so as to create a custom "virtual office" for themselves. Centraldesk's online environment and applications are based on the leading groupware technology developed by
Major Savings on Investments and Cost of Ownership
Centraldesk is suitable for a broad range of organizations from small and medium-sized enterprises to very large distributed corporations. This concept is particularly appealing to companies which are looking for standard groupware functionality but do not wish to invest in licenses (initial or otherwise), the purchase or modification of hardware and infrastructure, maintenance, administration, upgrades, engaging external expertise and so forth. Centraldesk makes it possible to reduce one's direct expenses to a fixed monthly amount per user. According to Mark Verver, who is responsible for the commercial side of Centraldesk, this can generate significant savings. "We have calculated that a company with a staff of 100 members using Centraldesk could save itself more than USD 60,000 in initial investments and almost USD 80,000 per annum in cost ownership," says Verver. "In addition, this new concept can be implemented quickly and flexibly. Setting up a subscription is a matter of one or two working days. As a result, not only is the lead time extremely short but we also offer a large degree of scalability in relation to the number of users. A subscriber can allow the numbers to fluctuate as needed."
Alliances with Leading Organizations
Collaboration occurs with various partners for the development, commercial exploitation and marketing of Centraldesk. For instance, Lotus has been and is closely involved based on its groupware expertise. Centraldesk's groupware applications are hosted on heavy-duty, fully redundant
In addition, Centraldesk works with a large number of independent software suppliers on the development of Lotus groupware applications, usually sector or process-specific. In order to sell subscriptions, the company has opted for the establishment of an indirect channel of value-added resellers in the technology and telecommunications sectors. More information about Centraldesk and the availability of various products can be found at www.centraldesk.com.
About Spherion Technology
With its head office situated in
Spherion Corporation provides Recruitment, Outsourcing and Technology services. Founded in 1946, with operations in